What is Right to information?
Legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009:
Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach and commitment to provide access to information, unless it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information. Right to Information aims to:
- make more information available
- provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community
- provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.
We are committed to providing open access to information about our services, activities and business operations.
Much of this information is provided in our corporate documents, which are identified in our publication scheme, which describes and categorises information routinely available from the department free of charge.
Right to Information Day - 28 September 2017
The department is committed to promoting openness and accountability in government and is a proud supporter of Right to Information Day 2017.
As 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, this year’s theme: ‘Right to Information: Open and accountable government and the media’s role’ will provide an opportunity to revisit the lessons learnt over the past three decades around open government.
The Solomon Lecture (external PDF) is an integral part of Right to Information Day celebrations and this year will be delivered by one of Australia’s most respected journalists, Mr Kerry O’Brien.
How to lodge an application for access to information under the Right to Information and Information Privacy, and amend information under the Information Privacy.
Request a review about decisions relating to Right to Information or Information Privacy.
View a list of Right to Information applications in the department's disclosure log. Documents released in response to formal applications under the Right to Information will be progressively published via our disclosure log.
Details information that is routinely available from the department free of charge. In most cases, this information is available online and can be accessed directly from the publication scheme.
The Open Data Initiative is part of the Queensland Public Sector Renewal Program and our vision to create the best public service in the nation, truly focused on our end customer - Queenslanders. You can access our Open Data Strategy, and Datasets by visiting the Queensland Government Open Data Portal.
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